Younus Khan becomes first Pakistani to reach 10,000 Test runs

By AFP
Published: April 24, 2017
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Younis Khan celebrates after reaching his 10,000th run in Test matches, on day three of the first Test match between West Indies and Pakistan. PHOTO:AFP

Younis Khan celebrates after reaching his 10,000th run in Test matches, on day three of the first Test match between West Indies and Pakistan. PHOTO:AFP

KINGSTON, JAMAICA: Younus Khan became the first Pakistani player to score 10,000 Test runs on Sunday, reaching the landmark shortly after tea on the third day of the first Test against West Indies.

The 39-year-old is just the 13th batsman in the history of the sport to break the 10,000-run barrier.

‘Head held high’: Younus to bid adieu after West Indies Tests

He took his place in the record books with a sweep shot for a boundary off slow bowler Royston Chase on the second ball after the interval at Sabina Park having started the day requiring just 23 runs to reach his target.

Younus, playing in his 116th Test, will retire after the three-match series in the Caribbean having made his debut in 2000.

He has made 34 Test centuries with a best score of 313 against Sri Lanka in 2009.

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Reader Comments (6)

  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Apr 24, 2017 - 2:09AM

    Congratulations to Great Khan..Recommend

  • PrasadDeccani
    Apr 24, 2017 - 7:58AM

    Good job. Congratulations.Recommend

  • Imtiaz Awan
    Apr 24, 2017 - 8:25AM

    Good job, Thanks for your services but please retire now. Let Harris Sohail get some experience now.Recommend

  • Farooq Khan
    Apr 24, 2017 - 8:56AM

    Congrats, you are an exceptional old player. Please retire with dignity and don’t invite a recall.Recommend

  • Ravian
    Apr 24, 2017 - 9:19AM

    The only batsman to score centuries against all test playing nations……Recommend

  • Ubaid Shaikh
    Apr 24, 2017 - 10:58AM

    He’s a legend for sure. Thank you for your services. Recommend

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